CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – 20 year-old Chase Briscoe, the second generation racer from Mitchell, IN, has announced that he will make his ARCA Racing Series debut in the “Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN this July. Briscoe will pilot a #72 Ford Fusion for famed car owners Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer.
“I can’t thank Briggs and Kerry enough for believing in me and giving me a shot,” Briscoe said. “It is great equipment so I am excited to get onto the track and make a big impression on the ARCA world.”
The event is a culmination of a three year effort by Briscoe to ascend the stock car racing ladder after a productive young career in Indiana Sprint Cars. After finishing runner-up in the inaugural televised PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge, Briscoe made three NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West starts in 2013. He qualified in the top-ten twice and scored a best finish of eighth at Albuquerque, New Mexico in his first three ever stock car starts.
Briscoe relocated to Concord, NC where he attracted a test at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with Cunningham and Scherer. Following a strong test, Briscoe has been working in the shop while continuing to commute to the Midwest for selected open wheel events.
The hectic travel schedule has paid off with two indoor wins at Duqoin this season along with several strong runs in POWRI Midgets for team owners Jeff and Jill Davis. Briscoe has also split time in a Sprint Car for both his family owned team and also Ray Marshall Motorsports.
Cunningham and Scherer have had success in the past with grooming open wheel talent into ARCA, notably winning nine races and finishing second in the championship with former USAC Midget racer Parker Kligerman in 2009.
“It’s a tough balance between being down (in North Carolina) working at the shop and driving back to the Midwest to race,” Briscoe said. “But getting the opportunity I have been given has made it all worth it.”
The “Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200” at Lucas Oil Raceway is part of the Brickyard 400 weekend in Indianapolis. The 200 lap race around the 5/8ths mile oval will go green at 9 p.m. Eastern and will air on Fox Sports 1.
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-Steven Blakesley Press Release. Photo Credit: Steven Blakesley Photo